Ethanol in gas: how much is too much?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by rob, May 11, 2010.

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    rob Guest

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    Joe Pfeiffer Guest

    Joe Pfeiffer, May 11, 2010
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    rob Guest

    its already close to 10% here


     
    rob, May 11, 2010
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    sctvguy1 Guest

    How will that affect my 1941 Windsor? Will the ethanol muck up anything in
    the fuel system?
     
    sctvguy1, May 21, 2010
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    Joe Pfeiffer Guest

    If you've updated the various seals and gaskets, it'll make it run lean.
    If you've got original seals and gaskets, it might dissolve them.
    If you've got any sort of gunk built up in the fuel system, it may
    loosen it and then it may get stuck in your carburetor (and elsewhere).
     
    Joe Pfeiffer, May 21, 2010
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    Joe Pfeiffer Guest

    Actually, that first one should have been,
    It'll make it run lean.

    That's independent of whether it's also doing damage. The point of the
    stuff (other than as a way for politicians to funnel money into the corn
    lobby while being able to show themselves as Doing Something about
    pollution) was to make carbureted engines run lean since most were
    calibrated to run a little rich.
     
    Joe Pfeiffer, May 21, 2010
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